Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
50,320 4.1 % $15.77 $32,800 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.19 $12.36 $15.26 $18.37 $22.27
Annual Wage (2) $21,190 $25,700 $31,730 $38,200 $46,320


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,050 2.72 $16.23 $33,760
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,900 2.85 $15.61 $32,470
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,840 3.00 $15.36 $31,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,540 0.93 $14.22 $29,570
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 3,410 1.12 $16.82 $34,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,840 3.00 $15.36 $31,960
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,900 2.85 $15.61 $32,470
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,050 2.72 $16.23 $33,760
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,830 1.99 $16.43 $34,170
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,810 1.79 $18.11 $37,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 420 0.75 $18.70 $38,890
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,810 1.79 $18.11 $37,660
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $17.81 $37,050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 2,690 1.15 $17.77 $36,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 810 0.17 $17.68 $36,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,130 0.44 1.11 $14.82 $30,820
Texas 5,240 0.51 1.30 $15.06 $31,330
Pennsylvania 4,180 0.75 1.92 $16.28 $33,860
Minnesota 4,040 1.56 3.97 $16.15 $33,600
Wisconsin 3,680 1.39 3.54 $16.52 $34,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 1,030 1.70 4.32 $15.38 $31,990
Minnesota 4,040 1.56 3.97 $16.15 $33,600
Wisconsin 3,680 1.39 3.54 $16.52 $34,350
Massachusetts 3,140 1.00 2.54 $18.14 $37,720
Connecticut 1,590 0.99 2.52 $16.72 $34,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 220 0.08 0.20 $21.98 $45,730
Massachusetts 3,140 1.00 2.54 $18.14 $37,720
Utah 440 0.38 0.96 $18.03 $37,510
Illinois 1,160 0.21 0.53 $17.91 $37,250
New Mexico 100 0.12 0.31 $17.66 $36,730





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,430 2.00 5.11 $16.75 $34,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,060 1.23 3.13 $18.07 $37,580
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,650 0.65 1.65 $16.05 $33,370
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,220 1.40 3.56 $16.38 $34,080
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.88 2.25 $13.05 $27,150
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,210 1.51 3.86 $15.72 $32,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.31 0.79 $13.36 $27,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.56 1.44 $13.92 $28,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.28 0.72 $17.52 $36,450
Pittsburgh, PA 880 0.79 2.01 $17.50 $36,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boulder, CO 650 4.16 10.60 $15.78 $32,830
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 360 3.12 7.95 $19.31 $40,160
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 150 2.87 7.31 $14.66 $30,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,430 2.00 5.11 $16.75 $34,840
Tyler, TX 170 1.87 4.76 $17.13 $35,620
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 80 1.61 4.11 $15.56 $32,360
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,210 1.51 3.86 $15.72 $32,690
New Haven, CT 400 1.50 3.84 $14.71 $30,590
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 110 1.42 3.61 $16.23 $33,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,220 1.40 3.56 $16.38 $34,080




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $22.34 $46,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.27 $20.69 $43,040
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 110 0.68 1.73 $20.21 $42,030
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.32 0.82 $19.65 $40,870
York-Hanover, PA 80 0.49 1.24 $19.50 $40,560
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 360 3.12 7.95 $19.31 $40,160
Salt Lake City, UT 310 0.52 1.33 $19.18 $39,900
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 90 0.16 0.40 $19.16 $39,860
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 170 0.32 0.82 $18.88 $39,270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 610 1.12 2.85 $18.87 $39,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 450 2.85 7.26 $16.02 $33,320
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 370 2.15 5.48 $12.64 $26,280
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 190 1.48 3.76 $16.49 $34,300
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.65 1.67 $14.51 $30,170
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 2.84 $16.75 $34,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 450 2.85 7.26 $16.02 $33,320
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 370 2.15 5.48 $12.64 $26,280
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.72 4.38 $15.64 $32,520
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 190 1.48 3.76 $16.49 $34,300
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 2.84 $16.75 $34,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.63 1.61 $20.15 $41,920
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.26 $19.34 $40,220
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.11 $39,750
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.23 $35,830
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.11 2.84 $16.75 $34,840


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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